Our teaching staff consists of warm, patient, caring educators who express creativity and professionalism with children and parents. Readily available to the entire family, we are here offering support and information through informal telephone contact, email, conferences and written evaluations. At regular parents’ meetings, the teachers report class activities and lead discussions on pertinent topics.


Erin DelVecchio (Director, Program Coordinator, Head Teacher)

Erin joined the staff at the Killingworth Nursery School in 2002 as a Tots Coordinator and Teacher.  She is now the Head Teacher for the preschool program.  Erin’s three children are graduates of Killingworth Nursery School.  Erin’s love for the Killingworth Nursery School and for the children is the reason she became a teacher.  Erin is known to many as “Mrs. D.”.  Erin believes teaching young children can be challenging, but it is always rewarding.  To be a part of a child’s education is an honor, no matter how old they are.  Erin has lived in Killingworth for 25 years with her husband and their three children.


Jeanne LoMonaco (Assistant Teacher)

Barb Westwater (Tots Coordinator)

Barb, known by the children as “Mrs. W.”, joined the KNS staff in 2016, after bringing her granddaughter to Terrific Tots.  She now teaches this program.  Barb loves helping guide the two-year olds and their care givers as they grow during this initial school experience.  She is a certified teacher who has been in education for over 40 years.  She continues as an adjunct professor, supervising student teachers at Central Connecticut State University.  Barb lives with her husband Jeff in Westbrook.  They are both retired but stay active taking care of their four grandchildren.